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Penticton online thrift store offers aid to fire victims

Penticton businessman Jeremy Evans is opening the doors of his warehouse to victims of Tuesday's deadly apartment fire in Penticton.
Image Credit: Facebook / Penticton Online Thrift Store
November 01, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Penticton businessman Jeremy Evans is looking for ways to help displaced residents of Clarence House on Elm Avenue following Tuesday morning's deadly fire.

The three-storey apartment condo complex was gutted in an early morning fire that killed two on Oct. 27. 

Residents were forced out of the building with little more than the clothes on their backs.

Jeremy Evans operates Junk in the Trunk, Penticton Online Thrift Store,' billed as a locally-owned junk removal and online thrift store business.

The day after the fire, Evans posted a notice online extending sympathy to those affected by the fire and offering what items he had to those in need.

“I’m thinking people’s needs will include blankets and clothes more than anything. If anyone needs furniture, the clothing we have, dishes, give us a call. I will open up our warehouse and donate whatever they need,” Evans says.

Evans says the best way to contact him is by phone at 250-462-0904. In the meantime, Evans has been in touch with emergency social services in Penticton to try and coordinate his efforts.

“I’m busy myself, but I will stop what I’m doing and meet with these people if they need something,” he says.


Good Evening Penticton We are truly sorry to hear About the devastating apartment fire that happened here in Penticton... Posted by Penticton Online Thrift Store on Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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